My little gal and I recently learned a little bit about weather and the seasons. We didn’t spend a lot of time on this unit since there were some glorious days that were SO nice that we opted to go play outside instead!
Here is what we actually did accomplish:
- Number recognition game using weather and numbered dice. (read more about it here)
- Learned about a thermometer and watched the mercury change in different temperatures.
- Sorted seasonal items in our exploration journals and talked about different holidays during each season.
- Dressed weather people according to the season.
- Read books about seasons and clouds
This unit was at the perfect time- This week we have had rain, snow, hail, wind, and sunshiny days!
A few weeks ago, after a big snowstorm, I thought it would be fun to bring the snow indoors to play! I read somewhere out there in the blogosphere- I can’t remember where- about snow painting and I wanted to give it a whirl!
It was a different experience- painting on cold icy flakes. However, once the snow melted a bit we liked seeing the colors drizzle down the side of the rubbermaid.
We painted for about 10 minutes- which is great for my kiddo- and then dumped out the painted snow and got some fresh snow for the activity I knew she would LOVE- burying and unburying toy dinosaurs. I had to pull her away from this at dinner time. We used different small plastic spoons as little shovels to dig for the dinos. And the whole time my daughter made high pitch shrieks as the dinosaurs were crying for help. We had a lot of fun staying warm and playing in the snow!
Isn’t summer time wonderful? It’s all about splashing in the water, soaking up the sun, and just being in the great outdoors! It’s definitely a nice break from the cold winter.
I have to admit that going on a vacation for our little family can be quite the chore. We have two big dogs (they were our babies before we adopted our daughter) that need to be cared for- one of them has anxiety issues about us leaving and has hurt himself trying to escape from a kennel. Then there is the question of where to go, and how long to be away, and how many outfits do we really need for little Boo, and asking somebody to play the organ on Sunday (my husband is the ward organist)… sometimes staying at home is much easier! 🙂
We are currently planning a vacation to Canada… its our 10th wedding anniversary this year (wow we are old!) Canada has a special place in our hearts ‘cuz that is where we met. And we spend our anniversaries learning about different cultures- and so having a Canadian anniversary on location just seems to be perfect!
I found this great link YOU MUST check out if you plan on having more of a “stay-cation” at
Everday Celebrating. This post has great ideas to start your summer right! I love the idea she has for passports- so cute! Definitely something to bookmark and use for your kiddos!
It’s off to write a talk about our adoption experience- I was asked to speak on a panel of adoptive mothers…. wish me luck!!